There’s nothing more hopeful than brand new art supplies. On July 18th and 19th, teachers in the Pike County and Troy City Schools were treated to unlimited use of fresh paint, courtesy of Sargent Art, during Art Bridges 2013. At the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy, Alabama, the concepts of earth science became hands-on explorations through paper marbling, creative writing, and clay tile-making. Guest artists, Larry Percy and Adam Vines (both 2013 Artist Fellowship recipients from the Alabama State Council on the Arts) helped teachers connect visual art with their special skills of ceramics and poetry. Every teacher left with their own paper marbling supplies to implement in the classroom.